phrasal verbs 3

This is the third and last post on the series of phrasal verbs. In this final activity the focus is on writing. The students will be consolidating the newly acquired vocabulary through writing short news stories. This activity can take place in the classroom but if you have already done any of the suggested classroom activities under the headings phrasal verbs 1 and phrasal verbs … Continue reading phrasal verbs 3

top three posts of 2017

Another year over… In this last post of 2017 I will be highlighting the top three posts of the year according to the number of visits in reverse order. Click on the images to read the full posts. At number 3 Word Challenge 2. In Word Challenge 2 students look for words and expressions they are curious about related to a given topic and then create … Continue reading top three posts of 2017

phrasal verbs 1

This activity revises phrasal verbs students are familiar with. It implies a bit of imagination or drawing skills (or both) in addition to language competence. Select about 10 phrasal verbs you would like to revise with your students. I will be using this list as an example for an Upper-Intermediate class. You will be using your own. run after: chase (police running after a thief) … Continue reading phrasal verbs 1

countries for beginners

The draw for the Russia 2018 World Cup has been held and since many of our students will be building up excitement leading towards the tournament, I just imagined a lesson for beginners using the draw as a framework. The students will be practicing the pronunciation of countries and also trying to say things about those countries that they know how to in English, thus … Continue reading countries for beginners

the YARN approach

We all love using images in the classroom, whether it is to activate schemata (the background knowledge or experience of a situation or topic which creates expectations and helps interpretation or learning of similar contexts) as part of a more elaborate lesson or if the end goal is simply to talk about the picture itself . This is a short video from John Medina, molecular … Continue reading the YARN approach